I am happy to be your friend although I have not been very active on this site. You might find this link interesting http://www.sylviaslace.com . I have one of her early books and took a class with Sylvia at the Portland IOLI Convention. She does not appear to be a member of IOLI right now and this site is not up to date. You might try contacting her. There are probably others teaching it now and you might find more on the Needle Lace Talk NING site - you can sign up with the same name and password you use for this one.